The 4 and 5 Star Demos of Rivers Cuomo

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Rivers Cuomo's original spreadsheet circa July 24, 2008
Rivers Cuomo's original spreadsheet circa July 24, 2008
Rivers Cuomo's spreadsheet circa October 30, 2010
Rivers Cuomo's spreadsheet circa October 30, 2010

"The 4 and 5 star demos of river como" [sic] is a spreadsheet created and maintained by Rivers Cuomo that lists the names of demos he deems of high quality. On July 24, 2008, it was posted on riverscuomo.com, with certain songs designated as songs that either appeared on Alone, Buddyhead's Gimme Skelter compilation, or the then unreleased Alone II. It released the previously unknown track list of Alone II. An updated version of the spreadsheet was again posted on riverscuomo.com temporarily on October 30, 2010

Analysis

Changes to the Alone II track listing were made following the release of the spreadsheet, with "I've Thrown It All Away", "Bad Girl," "Softies" removed in favor of "Victory on the Hill," "Harvard Blues," "My Brain Is Working Overtime," "Can't Stop Partying," "I Admire You So Much," and "Cold and Damp." It is speculated that all of the 2008 spreadsheet entries were conceived or retooled after Geffen wanted more commercial material for The Red Album.

The 4 and 5 star demos of rivers cuomo
1 I Wish You Had an Axe Guitar Alone
1991
2 Ain't Got No Words - Fuzz
3 The Answer Man - Fuzz
4 The Biggest Animal - Fuzz
5 Burn Yer Bridges - Fuzz
6 I Can't Forget the Way
7 It Holds Me Together
8 Spiderbitch - Fuzz
9 Why Do We Hurt Each Other
10 Crazy Rock n Rollers
11 Undone
12 Colmusheen
1992
13 Little Bag
14 Close Your Eyes and Give Me a Kiss
15 Make Me a Pallet
16 Thief You've Taken All That Was Me
17 The World We Love So Much Alone
18 Paper Face Alone II
19 The Bottle of Wine Song
20 Superman
21 Why Are We?
22 The Bomb Alone
23 Ooh Alone
24 Say It Ain't So
25 Sweet Peepers
26 No One Else
27 Too Good For Me
28 Thrown It All Away
1993
29 I Need Some Touch
30 Comin' Home (Left My Broken Heart in Carolina)
31 When You're Near Me
32 Lemonade Alone
33 If I Fell
34 Don't Worry Baby Alone II
35 Punk Rock Girl
36 He's My Sweetheart
37 Negativland Alone III: The Pinkerton Years
38 Chess Alone
39 Souvenirs, Novelties, Party Tricks
40 Buddy Holly Alone
41 The Purification of Water Alone II
42 Hot Tub
43 I Swear It's True
44 Longtime Sunshine Alone
45 Rivers and Karl: album titles recapping - Gramercy Park
46 Tired of Sex Alone III: The Pinkerton Years
47 When You're Alone Alone III: The Pinkerton Years
48 Victory on the Hill Alone III: The Pinkerton Years
1994
49 Surfer Girl
50 Money Makes Me Happy Alone III: The Pinkerton Years
51 Dangling on the End of My String Alone III: The Pinkerton Years
52 I'm on Fire, You're a Liar Alone III: The Pinkerton Years
53 Oh God I'm Hungry Alone III: The Pinkerton Years
54 Clarinet Waltz Alone III: The Pinkerton Years
55 I'll Think About You Alone II
56 Let Me Wash at Your Sink Alone III: The Pinkerton Years
1995
57 Defeat on the Hill Alone III: The Pinkerton Years
58 Walt Disney Alone II
59 I'm So Lonely Alone III: The Pinkerton Years
60 Wanda (You're My Only Love) Alone
61 Come to My Pod Alone II
62 Lisa Alone III: The Pinkerton Years
63 I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams
64 Dude, We're Finally Landing Alone
65 Now I Finally See Alone III: The Pinkerton Years
66 1995 Longtime Sunshine Reprise Alone III: The Pinkerton Years
67 1995 Longtime Sunshine Vocals #3
68 Oh Jonas Alone II
69 Please Remember Alone II
70 Oh No This is Not For Me Alone III: The Pinkerton Years
71 She's Had a Girl Alone III: The Pinkerton Years
72 Blast Off! Alone
73 Who You Callin' Bitch? Alone
74 Superfriend Reprise Alone III: The Pinkerton Years
75 You Won't Get With Me Tonight Gimme Skelter: A Buddhead Compilation
76 What is This I Find Alone III: The Pinkerton Years
77 Superfriend Alone
78 1995-04-15 RC After Operation Alone III: The Pinkerton Years
1996
79 Sheila Can Do It
1997
80 Harvard Blues Alone II
81 1,000 Years
82 The Prettiest Girl in the Whole Wide World Alone II
83 Lover in the Snow Alone
1998
84 Cheap Love
85 C-9 Average Town
86 TKX-91 I Don't Need You
87 Crazy One Alone
1999
88 Labrador
89 049 Cold and Damp Alone II
90 057 Robinson's May
91 092 My Brain Alone II
92 107 French Pop
93 109 Island in the Sun
94 113 Always
2000
95 168 You Stupid Piece of Shit
96 234 No Way
2001
97 333 I Admire You So Much Alone II
2002
98 391 Cloudy Day
99 404 I Don't Need You
100 King of Earth
101 Perfect Situation
102 Turn Me Round Raditude (iTunes Bonus)
103 386 Everybody Let's Rock
104 431 I Want to Take You Home Tonight Alone II
2003
105 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
106 Without You
107 I Woke Up in Love This Morning Raditude (Japan)
108 Little Diane Alone
109 I Was Scared Alone II
110 Tell Me What I Want
111 Unbreak My Heart
112 580 Gimmie Gimmie
2004
113 395 Everything For Me
114 092 My Brain is Working Overtime
115 578 Purple Flowers
116 368 Show Me Who You Are
117 556 Stand Up
118 622 Love is the Answer
119 Beverly Hills
120 The Average Person
121 621 Me and My Posse
122 621 I Was Made For You Alone
123 532 Where to Start
124 397 Everybody Wants a Chance to Feel All Alone
125 544 Why Oh Why
126 Annie's Song
127 Tomorrow
128 You're My Best Friend
2006
129 Unspoken
130 Memories
131 Bad Girl
132 Get Me Mine
133 Autopilot
134 Shut Your Mouth
135 Respect
136 The Angel and the One
137 The Odd Couple
138 Pig
139 Piece of the Pie
140 My Day is Coming Alone II
141 Miss Sweeney
142 Leader of the Pack
143 Everybody Get Dangerous
144 King
145 Here Comes the Girl
146 Heart Songs
2007
147 618 How Was I to Know
148 The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down
149 The Greatest Man That Ever Lived
150 This is the Way Alone
151 These Things That You Do
152 Run Over By a Truck
153 I Don't Wanna Let You Go Alone II
154 My Folks
155 Mother Dearest
156 Cold Dark World
157 Daydreamer
158 My Little Girl
2008
159 Can't Stop Partying Alone II
160 East Coast vs. West Coast
161 Softies
162 I Want to Be Something Hurley (Deluxe)
163 Who Do You Think You Are?
164 Pork and Beans
165 Troublemaker

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